Dog-Friendly Dartmoor – Canonteign Falls

Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon and we love dogs!   Visit for peaceful walks among the waterfalls, lakes, meadows and woodlands.  Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.  We welcome your four-legged friends inside and out and with 90 acres to explore there […]

Join Our Team

Current Vacancies Work for us Assistant Cafe Manager  –  Full time  (seasonal position March – November). About the Role: Under the direction of the Cafe Manager, the Assistant Cafe Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and staff of Canonteign Falls cafe. For all details and to apply click here. Cafe and Shop Staff  Canonteign Falls […]

New Moor Otter at Canonteign Falls – Meet Ottmosphere

Ottmossphere’We are thrilled to announce the arrival of our new Otter and Cub ‘Ottmossphere’ by the artist Ann Montogmery. This Otter will replace Sarah Smith’s “The Dartmoor Artist’ otter OTTERbiography, who holidayed with us this summer as part of the Moor Otter Trail. The purchase of ‘Ottmossphere helped to raise a massive £70,000 for conservation […]

Waterfalls, lakes and adventure play

We are closed for the season. We look forward to welcoming you back on 16th March 2022. Booking now open! We are hiring! Click above for latest job vacancies Staying Safe – our Covid-19 measures & what to expect from your visit Learn More Canonteign Falls – a great day out for young and old […]


Canonteign Falls is a stunning natural attraction in the heart of Devon. Visit us for peaceful walks among the waterfalls and lakes and family fun in the gardens and playgrounds. Escape the crowds and experience the highest waterfall in Dartmoor National Park.   For garden lovers, the Victorian Fern Garden is a historic snapshot of the […]


Natural waterfalls have been a feature of the Canonteign Estate for generations, but the existing Lady Exmouth falls are the product of a kindhearted notion in Victorian times. In the 1880s, the silver and tin mines which had made this part of Devon very prosperous were under threat of closure.  Lady Susan, wife of the […]

Canonteign Falls is a Haven for Butterflies and Dragonflies

It’s the Season for butterflies and dragonflies. As we head into summer the lakes, wildflower meadows and woodland make Canonteign a haven for all kinds of wildlife including butterflies and dragonflies. The abundance of these creatures at Canonteign is largely down to the purity of the water in the lakes, water that originates high on […]

The Victorian Fern Garden

This mysterious and atmospheric garden appears almost lost in time, explore its cascading stream and ferns in this magical hanging valley. Canonteign’s Fern Garden is a magnificent example of the Victorian obsession with ferneries. Tucked away in a hanging valley, high above the Estate, the full extent of the garden itself wasn’t even discovered until […]

Proud Hosts of the Great British Dog Walk

We were proud to host The Great British Dog walk to raise money for Hearing Dogs.  We had a great day hosting the Great British Dog walk raising money for Hearing Dogs for Deaf People. Hamish Mitchell captured the day.  To view and buy images please click here